Religious clinics set up for better worship

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CORRECT _Tajwid _or pronunciation of the Surah al-Fatihah is very important as it is part of the rukun (pillars) of the daily prayers and to avoid for the Ibadah (worship) becoming void.

A special _Al-Fatihah _recitation clinic for the public is one of the booths set up at the Berakas International Convention Centre in conjunction with the nationwideIsra’ Mikraj celebration launched yesterday.

According to Mohd Sufi Hj Abd Wahab, one of the clinic facilitators and a teacher at Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Tahfiz Al-Quran Institute (ITQSHHB), incorrect pronunciation may change the whole meaning of the Al-Quran verse; hence Muslims should strive hard to achieve the perfect pronunciation.

“Among the common pronunciation mistakes that are made are, for example, differentiating the (Arabic) alphabets Haa’ and Ha which can change the meaning of the verse. Another one is between Taa and Tho. One also needs to know Madd (the appropriate prolongation of the vowels),” he added.

An ablution clinic was also set up to raise awareness of the public to learn practically the act of performing ablution perfectly. Ablution is the compulsory cleansing procedure prior to performing prayers; hence improper ablution might affect the act of worship and its quality.

Mohd Khairul Azhar Idris, third year undergraduate at Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB) and one of the facilitators of the ablution clinic highlighted that some do not wash parts of the body as required by the religion and such. Hence the clinic is aimed to educate the public and as a refresher session to perfect our ablution to ensure that our Ibadah will be accepted by Allah SWT.

Themed “Sembahyang Penyelamat Kita” (Prayers as our saviour), the exhibition was launched yesterday by His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam.

The three-day exhibition will end this Monday, May 18 and will be opened to the public from 8am until 4.30pm.

The Brunei Times